Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra

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Go off the beaten path and venture to Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, part of the Al Hajar mountain range, known for its remote, scenic hiking trails. You can drive up to the canyon in your personal vehicle, although a four-wheel drive is recommended, or go on an organized guided tour. Enjoy the sweeping views of the pristine mountainous landscape and the plunging gorge, take in the tranquil atmosphere, or attempt the “Balcony Walk” on foot, a thrilling hike on the edge of the towering cliffs. Work out when and for how long to visit Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon and other Al Hamra attractions using our handy Al Hamra trip itinerary planner.
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  • Probably one of the most beautiful hikes in the world for little experienced walkers. The path is certainly stony and in full sun (from early if possible if you travel from April), but it is accessible to all and what panorama! From the beginning to the end, a bird's-eye view of the canyon. Vertical drop of one hundred fifty metres, and it is ' has even corners shading when a break. Simply top
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  • We drove up from Nizwa in the morning, being at altitude it is cooler than other places we had visited which helped make the trekking comfortable, especially as we were starting at midday. The views o...  more »
  • It's 200 meters deeper than the US Grand Canyon, but not as wide, much less developed, and not as impressive to the eye. The hikes into the Canyon are very enjoyable, not rigorous, difference in altit...  more »